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Many of us have experienced the feeling of walking into a store and spotting the perfect pair of shoes; the pair that make you walk taller, smile bigger and take on any room with more confidence. We all love our shoes, but do we really know from where our beloveds descend? Though it may seem that shoes have changed immensely over the years, our favorite footwear styles have in fact evolved from centuries past. Many of the current shoe shapes that we wear today for style’s sake, are passed down from older versions worn for more practical reasons than our own. The Influence of Powerful Women on the Evolution of Shoes From the Renaissance times to the late 20th century, attitudes towards footwear, and the styles that reflected the tone of the time have transformed. During those earlier periods, delicate fabrics such as brocade silk and embroidered leather were popular.…